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Greg Edmonson Official Website of Art / Paintings

Contact Artist at: edmonson@telus.net

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Triptych, 32x78", oil on canvas

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Landscape 7-5, 32x26", oil on canvas

\ ==Biography==\

Greg Edmonson was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1960. He received a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 1985. His contemporary paintings are in numerous prominent collections including those of the Mircosoft Corporation, The Glenbow Museum, The Nickle Arts Museum, The Canada Council Art Bank, Toronto Dominion Bank, the Albright College Museum, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Alberta Art Gallery, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the University of Lethbridge. He has exhibited at the University of Waterloo, the Walter Phillips Gallery, the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Nickle Arts Museum, the Glenbow Museum, Neutral Ground, as well as in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Seattle, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Mexico City, and Rome.

\ ==Notes and Articles==\

Greg Edmonson at the Canada Council Art Bank

Greg Edmonson at the Government of Canada Reference Library: Artists in Canada

Greg Edmonson at the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Greg Edmonson at Art Preview

Greg Edmonson at Galleries West magazine

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Inlet IV, 79x66cm(31x26"), oil on canvas

\ ==Reviews== \

Greg Edmonson's fractured landscapes show traces of memory that linger as layers within the spaces of our mind. These are imaginary landscapes, but within the rich classical Western landscapes tradition. They could be anywhere everywhere, which is why they seem so familiar, and yet not. These contemplative musings of a reflective thinker are looking through veils of timelessness to honour the artistic masters of the past. We can find the dramatic skies referencing the 17th century Dutch artist Ruisdael. From the 19th century, there is the poetry of Corot's French naturalism, the classicism of Britain's Constable, and the unadulterated awe of Germany's master, Casper David Friedrich. (Anne Severson, Fast Forward Magazine, June 2000)

"I think of my landscapes as inkblots for the imagination," says the painter. Parts of the image, like parts of our individual memories, and the collective memory of humankind, are lost behind the shadows. That's where the archaeological mysteries lie - in the buried layers of paint and time. "The shadows allow us to use our imaginations". The addition of the grid enhances the illusion of time and space, mimicking the fragmentary images that we see as we move our eyes across a scene. (Jennifer MacLeod, Galleries West Magazine,Summer 2002)

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Greg Edmonson in his studio

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Greg Edmonson's Studio circa 1996

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Neutral Ground Exhibition 1993

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